Horseracing

Racing Post suspends print publishing

The Racing Post has confirmed that it has temporarily suspended the print publication of its daily racing newspaper as of this Thursday (26 March). Racing Post management explained that it is adjusting its business to racing and sports disruptions caused by the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. “Unfortunately, with racing in Britain and Ireland halted, betting shops closed, and our governments …

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ITV Racing nets late Thurles Ireland broadcast

Updating stakeholders, ITV Racing has confirmed that it has secured a last minute deal which will see it broadcast this Saturday’s Irish horse-racing event in Thurles. The announcement follows on from news that Horseracing Ireland (HRI) would continue its race fixtures behind closed doors for the foreseeable future amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The company will broadcast five races on ITV4 with the show being presented by Ed Chamberlin alongside …

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HRI gives racing the green light to take place behind closed doors

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has confirmed that race meetings will go ahead, but will be ‘held in strict adherence to Government guidelines regarding COVID-19’.  The decision, which is reported to be motivated by employment and incomes for those across the sector, will see all fixtures staged without spectators.  Nicky Hartery, Chairman of Horse Racing Ireland, said: “These are unprecedented and sombre …

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BHA postpones UK racing until the end of April  

Issuing a statement, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that all British horseracing will be suspended until the end of April. The BHA stated that after taking into account the government’s recent advice regarding the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the only option was to suspend all racing in order to ensure that safety measures are secured. Nick Rust, Chief …

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Betfair debuts ‘Racing Post Live’ for Cheltenham 2020 

Seeking to deliver the best Cheltenham 2020 insights and engagement for punters, next week the Betfair Exchange will broadcast ‘Racing Post Live’ across all its digital platforms. Racing Post Live is a new interactive show developed by the rebranded Spotlight Sports Group, covering all major horseracing festivals throughout the calendar year.  Hosted exclusively on the Betfair platforms, the show will see …

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Hayley Turner OBE joins MansionBet’s horse racing team

MasionBet has announced Triple Group One winning jockey, Hayley Turner OBE, will be the brand’s newest racing ambassador. Turner has over 1,500 flat race wins and is considered one of the most successful UK female jockeys of all time. Hayley Turner OBE stated: “I’m thrilled to be sponsored by MansionBet for the upcoming season and hopefully, I will be riding …

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Codere renegotiates Panama Equestrian prize fund

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA will maintain its Panamanian horseracing capacity having negotiated a ‘happy arrangement’ with Panama’s Equestrian Guild to resolve a dispute on prize funding. Conducting negotiations with Panama’s government, Codere has agreed to pay half of the $8 million prize fund of 2020 schedule, a sum desired by the Equestrian Guild meeting the expectations of its …

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FSB takes control of ‘in administration’ Black Type

Sports betting technology supplier FSB has issued a corporate statement on the website of white label sportsbook Black Type (BlackType.bet), confirming that the racing specialist bookmaker has entered administration and will ‘wind down all business affairs’. Black Type management’s decision has forced FSB to take control of the sportsbook to protect all customer funds and honour all open wagers. “We …

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MansionBet expands horse racing sponsorship with HRI

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Online sports betting operator MansionBet has announced the expansion of its current horse racing sponsorships into Ireland for 2020 with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). As a result of the deal, the Gibraltar-based operator is now set to sponsor over 60 events throughout the UK & Ireland, including Doncaster, Newmarket, Newbury, Cork, Naas and Fairyhouse. Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at Mansion, …

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Flutter elevates racing commitment with new commercial rights deal

Flutter Entertainment has significantly elevated its racing offering by announcing a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC), The Racing Partnership (TRP) and At The Races (ATR). The lucrative multi-year rights deal will strengthen all elements of Flutter’s global racing business including UK retail and online, as well as its operations in the US and Australia. Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter …

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